Dr. Pedro Cevallos

Executive Director

Dr. Cevallos has worked to increase student achievement in numerous capacities with school districts in Florida, Pennsylvania, and California for more than twenty years. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Entrepreneurship from UCLA, a MS in Curriculum & Instruction from Penn State, and a BS in Social Studies Education from Florida International University. He is an expert in the areas of non-profit educational scale-up, educational/social entrepreneurship, and the P-20 educational pipeline. Pedro is the author of “Charter School Scale-Up: Managing Fidelity and Adaptation.”

Dr. Lynn Cevallos

Founder & Co-Director

Dr. Cevallos has served as a math teacher and math coach in Massachusetts, Florida, and California for nearly two decades. She earned her dual Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Boston College and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Lynn’s desire to improve public education led to leadership roles in government, higher education, K-12, nonprofits, and corporations. She is the author of “Best Practices of P-20 Partnerships for Increasing College Access and Persistence for Under-Represented Students.”

Mrs. Jody Alcaraz, Esq.


Mrs. Alcaraz served for more than 35 years as a history and ELL teacher for middle school students. Besides dedicating her life to the classroom, she is a licensed attorney for the state of California. Jody earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her law degree from Southwestern Law School. She has been married for nearly 30 years with two young sons. Newly retired from teaching, she is now at College Bridge helping students and their families achieve their college dreams.